As 2021 comes to a close, it’s only natural to start thinking about the upcoming year and your goals and plans. It’s great to set resolutions and give yourself something to work towards. So, why not let 2022 be the year you embrace a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle and do what you can to help protect the planet’s natural resources? We’ve got some simple tips you can use throughout 2022 so that you can succeed in your resolution.
Use Green Cleaning Products and Toiletries
If you’re not ready to make big sweeping changes in your life then this tip can be the perfect place to start. Transitioning to green cleaning products and toiletries/personal and skincare items will have a positive impact and yet it won’t feel like a sacrifice to your lifestyle. These products are healthier for you since they aren’t filled with chemicals and preservatives. Without these ingredients, you won’t be putting harmful ingredients into the environment, so you can feel good about your choice.
Most products are quite good at stating they are ‘clean’ or free of chemicals, but it will also be helpful for you to start reading labels and get into the habit of looking at products a little closer.
Some of the items that can be swapped out for green options include:
- Toilet tissue
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Body and face soap/cleanser
- Cleaning products for the kitchen and bathroom
Invest in an Electric Bike – an Eco-Conscious Decision
Owning a car gives people a certain degree of freedom, allowing them to head out on the open road whenever they like. It also makes getting around much easier, faster and more convenient – especially if you find yourself commuting for work. But for those who are looking to lead a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle, it may be time to part ways with your car that uses petrol – and therefore is a strain on resources.
Electric bikes have burst onto the scene with a huge amount of popularity and interest. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they are more affordable to purchase and operate than a traditional car. They are also fun to drive, create very little sound pollution and offer some rather impressive extra features nowadays.
Be Mindful of Your Electricity Usage
Then there is your electricity usage at home and even at work that you can be mindful of. It’s amazing how much you can save once you start to make an effort. And again, it’s not about big sweeping changes necessarily, since small tweaks will also have an impact. Some of the ways you can save on electricity include:
- Tuning off appliances and electronics when not in use, rather than sleep mode
- Only purchasing energy-efficient appliances and electronics
- Switching to LED lightbulbs
- Using window coverings and natural light to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature
- Installing a smart thermostat in the home for more control
- Upgrading your boiler to an energy-efficient model
- Using less water
- Washing clothes in cold water
Using all of these tips will help you to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle in 2022, and one that you can feel excited about.